It's no secret that living a healthy lifestyle is essential for overall wellbeing. But what does that really mean? According to Dr. Jasprit Takher, associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at MountainView Hospital, it's not a one-size-fits-all equation. To truly understand how to take care of our bodies, we must first familiarize ourselves with the anatomical foundations and mechanics of human movement.
This knowledge can help us identify the appropriate application of exercise and inform our lifestyle. Our bodies are designed to let us know when something isn't right. Paying attention to our body's movements and functions can teach us how to take care of ourselves effectively. Learning to stretch, lift objects and use equipment correctly is key to getting the most out of our structural health.
If you're not sure where to start, enlist the help of an instructor or personal trainer. Mechanical health is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. This includes activities such as going to the gym, taking a walk, or practicing yoga to improve strength or agility. While this may look different from person to person, maintaining an active lifestyle contributes to their overall physical well-being and influences their acute and chronic physiological and psychological responses. In addition to physical activity, nutrition plays a major role in living a healthy lifestyle.
Eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help you maintain your energy levels and support your body's natural processes. It's also important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Finally, mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Taking time for yourself each day can help reduce stress levels and improve your overall wellbeing. Whether it's reading a book, meditating, or spending time with friends and family, taking care of your mental health is essential for living a healthy life.